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Meetings Beyond San Francisco: Yosemite Gold Country

Let the natural beauty of Yosemite Gold Country inspire your meeting attendees


Getting back to nature often brings inspiration and fresh perspectives. Just a three-hour drive from San Francisco are stunning mountain backdrops, crystal clear lakes and majestic redwood forests. Known as California’s Gold Country for the precious metals found there in the 1800s, its natural landscape is also a treasure. Whether you’re looking for a venue with historic elegance, a resort with breathtaking views or a ranch with opportunities for teambuilding, the San Francisco Travel’s Convention Sales and Services team can help you make all the necessary arrangements in Yosemite Gold Country and its historic gateway, Tuolumne County, to ensure your next event is a sterling success.

Calaveras Visitors Bureau
Ranging from the foothills at sea level to 8,000-foot mountain peaks, Calaveras County offers meeting planners a wide range of locations. Attendees can enjoy skiing in the morning and playing a round of golf in the afternoon. The setting for one of Mark Twain’s first short stories, Calaveras County also boasts historic downtowns, wineries, art galleries, spas, notable hotels, shopping and even three caves that are open to the public. San Francisco Travel partners with Go Calaveras to provide you with everything you need to execute a flawless event in this diverse region.

Gold Country Visitors Association
Covering the various counties that comprise Gold Country—including Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties — the Gold Country Visitors Association can create memorable itineraries. Whether you’re looking to plan teambuilding activities or entertain attendees with options ranging from golf and whitewater rafting to wine tasting and fine dining, San Francisco Travel works and the Gold Country Visitors Association will ensure all your logistical needs are met.

High Sierra Visitors Council
Stretching from Lake Tahoe in the north to Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes in the south, the High Sierra Visitors Council encompasses some of the country’s most beautiful natural landmarks. Not only do these regions have a wide variety of lodging and meeting facilities, but they also offer attendees opportunities for fun between meetings with old west towns, alpine lakes, cultural festivals and year-round outdoor adventures. San Francisco Travel collaborates with the High Sierra Visitors Council to help you leave a lasting impression on attendees.

Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Famous for its coastal redwood forests, Humboldt County in Northern California offers more than just stunning nature. It also features a number of meeting spaces including large theaters, fairgrounds, museums, art galleries and the newly built 9,200-square-foot Sequoia Conference Center. Attendees will enjoy the area’s award-winning jazz and reggae concerts, oyster and cheese fests, craft beer and wine gatherings, along with rodeos, logging and fishing competitions. San Francisco Travel works with the Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau to ensure meeting professionals have the tools and information they need to create a perfect event here.

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
This must-see destination for nature lovers features venues within the beautiful landscape of Lake Shasta and the towering 14,000-foot-tall (4,267 meters) Mt. Shasta. The area also offers many outdoor opportunities for teambuilding, including camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, rafting, snowboarding and mountaineering. San Francisco Travel collaborates with the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association to help you find the right spaces and activities to meet your business and retreat goals.

Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau/Yosemite Gold Country
This charming area is the most direct route to Yosemite National Park. The towns of Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Harte and Groveland feature an array of unique venues including historic Gold Rush towns, golf courses, wineries and a historic train. San Francisco Travel works with the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau to provide planners with resources to execute flawless events of all sizes.

Yolo County Visitors Bureau
Home to the University of California Davis, Yolo County can accommodate small and large events at the campus’s state-of-the-art facilities. The scenic towns of Winters and Woodland also offer a number of venues including vineyards, historic inns, resorts, ranches and a train along the Sacramento River. Or head to the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg with eleven wineries all under one roof. Whatever the occasion, San Francisco Travel works with the Yolo County Visitors Bureau to provide you the information you need to create an unforgettable event.

Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau
Inspire attendees with breathtaking waterfalls and giant sequoias as the backdrop for your next meeting. Located three hours from San Francisco, Mariposa County encompasses some of the most famous parts of Yosemite National Park including Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. The area is also home to four distinctive meeting facilities, as well as vineyards, galleries and historic Gold Rush landmarks. San Francisco Travel partners with the Mariposa County Tourism Bureau to provide exceptional service to meeting planners interested in this renowned destination.